Bob is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on health care regulatory counseling and litigation, employment-related counseling and litigation, and commercial litigation, including insurance coverage matters and other business disputes.
Bob also advises a wide range of clients on employment issues, such as non-compete and trade secret agreements, as well as harassment, discrimination, and wrongful discharge claims. He has successfully defended clients in a wide range of employment-related litigation. As lead counsel in Fisher v. Lexington Health Care, Bob won a significant decision in which the Illinois Supreme Court refused to recognize implied statutory remedies for retaliatory discharge.
Bob has years of experience representing family businesses, auto parts manufacturers, insurance agencies, and other businesses in general commercial litigation. He won a precedent-setting case for a manufacturer and its insurance broker before the Illinois Department of Insurance, in which the Department ordered a workers' compensation insurer to refund over $600,000 in premium overcharges.
His commitment to high-quality service and legal advice is demonstrated by the longevity of his client relationships. For example, Bob has served as legal counsel to several generations of owners of one family-owned business. He represented the world's largest engineering firm in a three-year insurance coverage trial, International Insurance v. Sargent & Lundy. Bob regularly speaks on a broad array of health care and employment-related topics at trade association conferences and client seminars.
He served as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon of Illinois. While in law school, he was Senior Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly. Before beginning his legal career, Bob co-produced an Emmy Award-winning investigation for Chicago Public Television station WTTW.